To help round off the year I thought I would share some pictures. They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Well in the first half of the year I wrote 32,000 words in my blogs and here are 42 pictures, so it’s near enough.

January Installation

The Master-Elect takes his vow of office








The Immediate Past Master congratulates the incoming Master


The Immediate Past Master presents her jewel to the Master’s Lady








The 2016 Court


The Master with new Freemen


The Master and his Lady








The Master starts the Loving Cup Ceremony


The Master thanks Sir Chris Powell



February British Airways

BA museum, Waterside


Master David Pearson and Flight Captain Tim Byatt








Marketors team , Pancake Day Races. Junior Warden Phil Andrew , running for the Master, won the Master’s race.

One Extra Day
Outreach group relax in the Master’s garden


Giles Long MBE shares his Paralympic Gold winning experiences


City walk below, on & above the Thames

Under the Thames


Greenwich Park









April – Spring Lunch

Master & Wardens with new Liverymen


Master & Master Actuary, Information Technologist, Grocer, Plaisterer, Tax Adviser, Insurer, Carman


Grocers’ Hall








Liveryman Elizabeth Corley CBE thanks on behalf of the Guests


The Master thanks Elizabeth Corley CBE

May The Annual City Lecture in the ShardCity Lecture

The Shard


Sir Ian Cheshire takes questions









Sir Ian Cheshire with Event Director Liveryman Karen Jones

June Common Hall

Roger Harrop delivers the Livery Professional address


Ironbridge Weekend


Jailed & Bailed

The Masters have all been convicted by the Sheriff of grievous and heinous crimes


The Master is chained and taken off to the Tower


The Masters escorted to the Tower







The Master gets bailed from the Tower of London

July Golf Day

Verulam Golf Course, site of Golf Day


Verulam Golf Course


Liveryman the Rt Hon Theresa May MP becomes Prime Minister

Banquet to the Lord Mayor, the Rt Hon Lord Mountevans, Mansion House

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress inspect the St Dunstan’s Carpet Guard


The Master receives the Lord Mayor


The Master, the Lord Mayor, the Sheriffs and their consorts








The Lord Mayor engages in conversation with the Master’s son, Andrew


The Master starts the Loving Cup Ceremony


The Master’s Lady enjoys the Post Horn Gallop








The Master thanks the Lord Mayor


The Master takes a stirrup cup with the Lord Mayor, his first in 8 months!

I’ll post the second half next week.

Acknowledgements. Photos from our great events are by our official photographer, the excellent Ben Fisher.

Others by members including some of my own.